"January thaw" , in Nebraska, can get all the way up to 80 degrees.
2015 hasn't climbed that high, but into the 60s and those temps really bring on the Spring Fever.
Of course, the ground is frozen and all the bulbs, tubers and seeds are quiet. Nothing stirring.
All patiently waiting. I, on the other hand, am not so patient but have no choice.
2014 winter was a very cold drought resulting in a modest spring, as far as blooms were concerned.
2015 had more moisture in November and early December, but has been very (below zero) cold and
no snow, no moisture. We will see how the bulbs and tubers do.
Gardening is always an Adventure.